9 September 2013 — Information Clearing House
John Kerry Gives Syria Week to Hand over Chemical Weapons or Face Attack
US secretary of state John Kerry says the United States will not attack Syria if President Bashar al-Assad hands over his chemical weapons by the end of the week.
Syria Welcomes Russia’s Proposal to Relinquish Control of Chemical Weapons
By Reuters, The Associated Press and Jack Khoury
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said on Monday that his country welcomed Moscow’s proposal to relinquish control over its chemical arsenals, a move Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said could avert a U.S. strike.
Lavrov Calls Kerry’s Bluff
By Stephen Lendman
Obama didn’t wage war on Syria to quit. He won’t do so no matter what Lavrov, Moallem, Assad or other Syrian officials pledge.
“Criminal Hypocrisy” : Vietnam John Kerry vs Syria John Kerry
In 1971, John Kerry pleaded with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to stop a war. Four decades later, Kerry returns, this time as Secretary of State, to advocate for U.S. attack on Syria.
Lest We Forget
London Surgeons Help ‘Children of Agent Orange’
Video Report By BBC
Thousands of children continue to be born with horrific facial deformities due to the 20 million gallons of Agent Orange chemical sprayed by the United States.
Russian FM & his Syrian Counterpart Press Conference In Moscow
Russian Foreign Minister says there is plenty of evidence proving insurgents used chemical weapons in Syria.
Syrian President Bashar al Assad Charlie Rose Interview
Assad gives his only television interview since President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve the use of force against the Syrian government.
Syria Intervention: Operation Punitive Endeavour?
By Robert Fisk
“It is appropriate – that all of us be very sure that, before American men and women are sent again to attack Arab targets, citizens like the Stelpflug family are credibly consulted on such an important decision.
Time to Reveal US Intel on Syria
By Ray McGovern
“Our high confidence assessment is the strongest position that the U.S. Intelligence Community can take short of confirmation.” (emphasis added) Such phrasing is sometimes called a “trapdoor,” used by analysts who might need to escape a conclusion if contrary new evidence arrives.
The (Farcical) Emperor is Naked
By Pepe Escobar
Republicans are torn between supporting the president they love to hate and delivering him a stinging rebuke – as much as they are aching to follow the orders of their masters, ranging from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to military contractors.
It’s Time to Create a Process to Test Claims for War
By Brian J. Foley
Let’s Cross-Examine Obama About His Case for Bombing Syria.
Why Are Obama and Kerry So Desperate to Start a New War?
By Paul Craig Roberts
What powerful interest is pushing the White House Fool to act outside of law, outside the will of the American people, outside the warnings of the world community?
Obama with Israel and Against the World
By Prof. James Petras
Chastened by the opposition, Obama now has to face the jeers of his Zionist backers…
Why The US, UK, EU & Israel Want To Destroy Syria
By Adrian Salbuchi
A common sense manual which explains why the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the European Union (especially France) and Israel are so keen on destroying Syria.
5 Acts of Terror By the People We Chose to Protect Us
By Paul Buchheit
Americans are led to believe in a terrorist threat that may or may not exist while the corporate/military/political complex creates ‘terror’ to safeguard the assets of the rich.
Cornel West and the Fight to Save the Black Prophetic Tradition
By Chris Hedges
President Barack Obama first displayed his fear of this tradition when he betrayed his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Americans Were 12 Times More Interested in Miley Cyrus Than Syria
By Maureen O’Connor
Americans viewed twelve times as many pages about Miley Cyrus as they did about Syria – even though the news sources published 2.4 Syria articles for every one about Miley.
Central Africa fighting kills 60: presidency:
Central African troops battled fighters loyal to the ousted president Monday on the second day of clashes that have left killed at least 60 people, one of the deadliest outbreaks since a March coup.
2 people killed as Tunisia arrests senior Islamist militant leader in raid:
Tunisian police on Monday arrested a senior leader from a banned Islamist group and killed two other militants during a raid near the capital Tunis, authorities said on Monday.
Mubarak’s last prime minister backs army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for Egyptian president:
The man who led the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi could become head of state.
Egypt’s coup leaders grateful for Israeli support:
The Egyptian army and Israel have grown much closer in the weeks since the coup d’etat. In a Ha’aretz report, Amos Harel, suggested that the Egyptian and Israeli relationship now was in fact stronger than it was during the rule of Mubarak.
7 security members killed in Iraq’s violence: –
Seven security members were killed and three wounded in two attacks in Iraq’s Salahudin province north of the capital of Baghdad on Monday, a provincial police source said.
Russia calls on Syria to hand over chemical weapons:
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Monday on the Syrian regime to hand over control of its chemical weapons arsenal to international supervision as a way of staving off the threat of military action.
Responding to Kerry, Russia Urges Syria to Cede Arsenal:
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that if President Bashar al-Assad wants to avert an attack on Syria he should hand over all of his chemical weapons within one week. Russia, the Syrian government’s most important backer, quickly welcomed the idea.
John Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack:
The US secretary of state has said that President Bashar al-Assad has one week to hand over his entire stock of chemical weapons to avoid a military attack. But John Kerry added that he had no expectation that the Syrian leader would comply.
State Department: Kerry Statement On Syria Turning Over Chemical Weapons Simply Rhetorical:
Kerry told a news briefing on Monday that Assad could avoid a military strike by turning over all his chemical weapons within a week but added that Assad was not about to do that.
US says it will consider proposal for Syria to surrender chemical weapons, with skepticism:
The United States voiced skepticism Monday over a proposal for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control to avoid a U.S. military strike. The State Department said it would take a “hard look” at the proposal but doubted that Syria would carry out such a plan.
Lest we forget:
Libya to give up WMD:
Libya has said it will give up its programmes for developing weapons of mass destruction and allow unconditional inspections.
Lest we forget:
Report: Saudis sent death-row inmates to fight Syria:
Saudi Arabia has sent death-row inmates from several nations to fight against the Syrian government in exchange for commuting their sentences, the Assyrian International News Agency reports.
Obama’s top aide admits: Administration lacks “irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence”:
Asked about Assad’s claims there is no evidence he used the weapons, Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in London: “The evidence speaks for itself.”
Obama’s Case for Syria Didn’t Reflect Intel Consensus:
Contrary to the general impression in Congress and the news media, the Syria chemical warfare intelligence summary released by the Barack Obama administration Aug. 30 did not represent an intelligence community assessment, an IPS analysis and interviews with former intelligence officials reveals.
25 countries support US statement condemning Syria:
The full list of those supporting the statement is:
Iraq joins Iran in opposing U.S.-led military strike in Syria:
“Those who are short-sighted and are beating the drums of war are starting a fire that will burn everyone,” Zarif said during a news conference.
Assad: US ‘should expect everything’ if it strikes Syria:
Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned that the United States should expect a retaliation if it launches a military strike against Syria in response to the alleged August 21 chemical attack.
Russia warns against planned US strike on Syria:
“Obviously, the aim of that operation is to decisively weaken Syrian government’s ability to wage a war and eventually to open the militants a road to Damascus,” the Interfax news agency quoted Pushkov as saying.
Syria: Russia urges US to focus on peace not military action – video –
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking on Monday, asks that the US prioritise peace talks to end the conflict in Syria, instead of preparing for military action against president Bashar al-Assad’s government
Putin To Meet Iran President Rouhani In The Coming Days:
While the US president is spinning his Nobel Peace Prize-backed case on the national media to garner support for yet another “defensive” war of moral and ideological US aggression against Syria, his Russian counterpart is already planning the next steps in the middle east, and solidifying his anti-western alliance, whose key oil-producing member is Iran.
RT sources: Syrian rebels plan chem attack on Israel from Assad-controlled territories:
A chemical attack may be launched on Israel by Syrian rebels from government-controlled territories as a “major provocation”, a number of sources have told RT.
Lebanese Opposition Leader: 500 Missiles to Hit Israel Immediately if Syria Invaded:
“The first bullet fired at Syria will be reciprocated by 500 missiles against Tel Aviv,” Wahhab, also a former Lebanese minister, said in an interview with Lebanon’s Jadidah TV channel on Monday. “This is no rhetoric, I am speaking the truth and telling you the reality,” he added.
Cyber attack on Israel planned for Wednesday to mark 9/11:
A few days ago, a YouTube video was distributed calling on Muslim hackers worldwide to attack Israel on Wednesday, September 11.
Israel’s secret intel unit spawns high-tech tycoons:
The Israeli military’s top-secret Unit 8200, the Jewish state’s equivalent of the U.S. National Security Agency, has spawned a generation of high-tech start-ups and more technology millionaires than many business schools, and these days the cyber security sector is booming.
US Military Contractors Celebrate Record High Profits and Stock Prices – Video report –
The business of war is more profitable than ever.
4 killed, 7 injured in police headquarters attack in NW Pakistan: –
At least four people including two suicide bombers were killed and seven others injured on Monday when militants stormed a police headquarters in Pakistan’s northwestern district of Kohat, local media reported.
2 soldiers killed in southern Afghan blast: –
Two Afghan soldiers were killed Monday morning in an explosion in the country ‘s southern province of Helmand, said a provincial government spokesman.
Some U.S. occupation force troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014:
Some U.S. combat forces will need to remain in Afghanistan after NATO’s mission ends in 2014, top commanders in the war-ravaged country say as they await guidance from the president on how many U.S. troops will remain as part of a training and advising operation.
Russian diplomat shot dead in breakaway Georgian region:
The first secretary of the Russian embassy in Abkhazia, Dmitry Vishernev, was shot at close range as he drove out of a garage at his temporary home in the Black Sea region’s main city, Sukhumi, Interfax reported.
6 killed as Philippine rebels engage in deadly attack in Zamboanga:
Suspected members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) moved in on Zamboanga, a city in Mindanao, by boat early on Monday, officials said.
NSA docs show US spied on Brazil oil giant Petrobras:
Despite earlier US assurances that its Department of Defense does not “engage in economic espionage in any domain,” a new report suggests that the intelligence agency NSA spied on Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras.
Hacktivist Journo Barrett Brown And Lawyers Gagged:
On September 4 in a Dallas courtroom, the prosecution and the defense in the Barrett Brown case agreed to a gag order. It prevents Brown, attorneys for both sides, as well as anyone representing them, from talking to the media about his prosecution.
USDA privatizing meat inspections with program that allowed ‘chunks’ of feces:
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning to roll out a meat inspection program nationwide that will allow pork plants to use their own inspectors, but it has a history of producing contaminated meat at American and foreign plants.
Cost Of War
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590“
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,883
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,272
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001